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GALLERY: Eye-catching displays at Devon County Championships at Exeter

MOLLY SHOREY, Sam Trigg-Petrovic and Phoebe Milburn were among the Armada athletes who set new meeting records at the Devon County Track & Field Championships at Exeter on Sunday.

Adam Dingley and Josh Tyler were also among the athletes to win with eye-catching personal bests.

City of Plymouth’s Dingley is only his first year at under-17 level but he is already putting pressure on David King’s 100m hurdles club record for that age group.

Dingley set a new PB of 13.61 seconds at Exeter to win and stay in the UK’s top three. He is now less than 0.2 of a second of King’s club record. Dingley also won the 100m flat in a PB of 12.45 seconds, achieved into a strong head wind, and also took victory in the triple jump with a PB of 11.65m.

Fellow Plymouth hurdler Toby Clayden set a new PB of 15.63m to win the men’s 110m hurdles. He also clocked 11.51 seconds to take silver in the 100m.

Shorey broke a Devon Championship record held by another well-known City of Plymouth athlete. She won the U17 girls’ 3,000m in 10.15.10, which broke Victoria Weir’s previous record. Shorey is in the UK’s top 10 having run 10.05.58 earlier this season.

Bella May was second U17 in the 3,000m at Exeter and then later smashed her 1,500m steeplechase best to win in 5:46.78, which ranks her 16th nationally.

Erme Valley’s Isabella Trowell enjoyed a good run to win the U15 girls’ steeplechase in 5:54.55.

Erme Valley’s student international triple jumper Trigg-Petrovic eased to the championship record in that event at Exeter, winning in 15.08m.

Tavistock’s Milburn showed why she is in the UK’s top four in the under-17 girls’ hammer by winning with 48.62m, which was another new championship record. Club colleagues Louisa Hess (35.17m) and Ella Patterson (34.55m) were second and third, respectively.

Milburn also won the shot (10.09m), with Hess third, while Patterson triumphed in the discus (25.05m), with Hess also taking silver in that event.

Tavistock’s U23 athlete Tyler set a new shot PB of 14.59m, which puts him in the top 22 overall in the UK. He also set a new discus PB of 39.61m to take silver in that event.

Fellow Tavistock athlete Tegan Brown enjoyed a good championships. She won the U15 girls’ hammer, discus and shot. She threw 34.65m in the hammer, a PB of 9.12m in the shot and another PB of 20.67m in the discus.

Club colleague Owen Fileman was also dominant in the throwing events, winning the U15 boys’ discus in 30.53m and the javelin in 24.96m.

Plymouth’s Hannah Gellatly claimed the U20 women’s hammer title with a throw of 46.35m, while team-mate Evie Bee won the U15 girls’ javelin in 23.52m and Oliver Horrell triumphed in the U13 boys’ javelin with a PB of 20.21m.

Erme Valley’s Angus Harris took silver in the U17 boys’ javelin with 35.42m, while club colleague Nicholas Ogle won silver in the U13 shot.

Injury is keeping Nicolas Maczugowski off the track but he picked up two bronze medals in the throwing events, taking third in the U17 discus (28.16m) and shot (11.30m).

Tavistock’s over-70 veteran won the men’s hammer with 29.15m, which ranks him in the top five nationally in his age group.

But probably the most eye-catching masters performance came from City of Plymouth coach Neal Edwards, who went to the top of the UK M50 400m hurdles rankings with a 60.71 second run at Exeter. It was also a Devon championship record. He also clocked 25.98 seconds in the 200m.

Kate Gray won the U17 girls’ 300m hurdles in 49.01 seconds, while Tavistock’s Leonie Dyer triumphed in the U15 girls’ 75m hurdles in a PB time of 12.93m.

Tavistock’s Emma Ryder produced a dominant run to take gold in the women’s 800m in 2:16.56.

Plymouth’s Josh Blake ran a quick 1:58.48 in the men’s 800m but had to settle for third place.

Verity Tank was second in the U17 girls’ 800m in a PB time of 2:28.61, while Plymouth team-mate Madeleine Jones ran a PB of 2:28.61 to finish third in the U15 girls’ two lap race.

Plymouth’s Isaac Lamerton ran a PB of 4:45.45 to finish second in the U15 boys’ 1,500m, while Erme Valley’s Matthew Gilvear won the U17 3,000m, with team-mate Charlie Milward third.

Tavistock’s Rory Summers eased to victory in the U17 boys’ 400m in 53.36 seconds, while club colleague Annabelle Hess was second in the U20 women’s 400m.

Plymouth’s Mali Heard had a good day, winning the U17 girls’ 200m and 300m events. She clocked 26.03 seconds for the 200m and 41.39 for the 300m.

Kinga Kudzia was third in a joint senior women’s/U20 200m final with a 27.05 run, while Jake Weir was second in the boys’ U17 200m.

Plymouth’s Chris Richardson (23.70) and Brook Adnitt (23.78) came second and third in the men’s 200m. Adnitt was also third in the 100m with 11.65.

Team-mate Lili Fern was also third in the joint senior/U20 women’s 100m in 13.15 seconds, while Tavistock’s Evie Palmer claimed silver in the U15 girls’ 100m in 14.09.

Strong head winds made fast times tough in some of the sprinting events, particularly early on.

Full results can be found HERE.

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